The Congress Republicans have used a very unusual operation to stop a debate about US military involvement in Yemen, which…
The Congress Republicans have used a very unusual operation to stop a debate about US military involvement in Yemen, which enclosed a single rule change to a resolution on wolves.
Republicans won a vote on procedural errors in the House of Representatives on Wednesday night ended a resolution aimed at ending US support for Saudi Arabia and the Emirates war trials in Yemen by ensuring that it is not going to the Chamber’s floor for a debate.
Democrat Ro Khanna, the congressman who was the main author of the resolution wrote on Twitter : “It is unfortunate that the Republicans broke predecessors and blocked our resolution to end the United States’ commitment to the war in Yemen. They abdicate Congress surveillance tasks on the way out of power. “
” While today’s vote did not go, we will not stop fighting to end the US’s commitment to the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history, “said Khanna. “We must end the United States condolences in Yemen’s humanitarian disaster.”
The Republican profit greatly facilitates pressure on Riyadh and its significant lobby in Washington. However, there is a parallel effort in the Senate to limit US involvement, which may be voted later in the month.
Congress’s opposition to US participation in the war has increased in line with civilian death support from the bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which, according to some estimates, are tens of thousands, not those who starve as a result of the conflict . The UN has warned of an imminent famine that can kill millions.
The assassination of the Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate of Istanbul in Istanbul has reaffirmed the troubled feeling of Democrats and Republicans about the United States military intrusion. The trumpet administration, however, opposed talks to restrict coalition support because of the protection of US arms sales and Saudi Arabian support for the government’s hard stance against Iran.
An action that Khanna introduced in September called for the 1973 resolution to “remove American armed forces from hostilities in the Yemen Republic, which have not been approved by Congress”.
Last week, the United States announced that it ended the refueling of Saudi war roads that bombed Yemen, but it continues to deliver arms, intelligence and logistical support. In addition, a recently published report from the Pentagon inspector’s Secretary-General revealed a secret military operation, the code name Yukon Journey, whose details are still unknown.
As introduced during the dissolution of the war, the Khanna action should have had privileged status, which means that it could not be held in the majority committee for more than 15 days. After that, it has to be voted on the chamber’s floor.
However, at 17:00 on Tuesday – Congress’s first day back at work after the middle of the election – an extraordinary clause on Republican dominated House Rules was introduced to a procedural verdict on a bill of management of the gray wolf population. The clause stated without explanation that warfare resolutions would not apply to the Yemen measure.
The rule change means that the Republicans can prevent a debate and vote on the Yemeni war taking place in the House until January when the newly elected Democratic majority takes its seat.
“Republicans really do not want to be voted”, Ryan Goodman, a lawyer at New York University and co-editor of the Just Security website. “It’s a very unusual move to remove the minority’s ability to get a vote.”
“The gun industry can also help explain Republican resistance,” added Goodman. “American gun manufacturers must know that if Congress’s efforts to terminate the direct US military support for the Yemen War Boil, the closure of US arm sales will likely be next.”